Most businesses understand the benefits of operating in the cloud, but many still struggle to realize them. That’s where Brian comes in. Over more than two decades in IT leadership roles, he has developed a keen sense for solving complex business challenges and accelerating value through cloud and infrastructure strategies. For example, he recently developed an outsourced cloud solution for an industrial supply organization that delivered $4 million in cost savings per year. He also led a successful data center/cloud migration strategy and planning project for a $6 billion healthcare services organization.
He has deep-rooted expertise in Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud services, backed by extensive experience in private cloud IT infrastructure and enterprise data integration services. He also applies this experience to aid merger and acquisition (M&A) due diligence and develop technology/compliance/security target operating models.
He earned bachelor’s and MBA degrees from Southern Illinois University.
Brian’s affinity for the cloud(s) extends beyond his professional work. An avid aviator and FAA licensed pilot, Brian is an aircraft owner and flies whenever he can, usually three to four times per month. On the ground, he enjoys DIY home improvement projects, vegetable and flower gardening, and – most recently – 3D printing.
Brian believes that well-aligned technology teams are at the heart of maximizing value. He instills a positive and collaborative spirit and an attitude that teams can have fun while also maintaining the highest standards in their work.